MUMBAI: To commemorate her 25th death anniversary, the
Smita Patil Foundation, an organisation instrumental
in keeping the memories of Smita Patil alive, had organised
a retrospect of her films in India in various metro
cities where her films like Arth, Bhoomika, Manthan,
Bhavani Bavai, Mirch Masala, Umbatta, Bazaar, Mandi,
Akaler Sandhene, Abhinatree were to be screened.
the festival has to be kept on hold till next year as
most of the prints were not readily available and those
available were not in shape to be screened. Some prints
are not in proper state and need to be restored.
a lot of thought, the Patils have decided to restore
all the prints and hold the retrospective next year.
Manya Patil Seth (Smita Patil's sister), "We were
very keen on holding a retrospective for Smita this
year, the way it was held in New York. However, due
to the bad condition the prints were in, we were unable
to go ahead with our plans. Now, we plan on holding
the retrospective next year after we restore all the